Michael Patterson was inspired by Andy Warhol and adopted the moniker, Rex Ray. The San Francisco-based fine artist and graphic designer was known for his collages as well as his large-scale, 1960’s inspired, brightly colored paintings. He was born in Germany on a United States army base in 1956, grew up in Colorado Springs and studied fine art at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. In 1981 he moved to San Francisco, completed his BFA at San Francisco Art Institute, where he entered graduate studies. The following quotes are from the book ‘Rex Ray: Art + Design’:
Creativity: “A lot of cultural conditioning goes on today, restraining us from doing certain things that might seem silly or useless at the time, but that may have great significance in the end. Anything that can help break down those barriers and provide an opening for other ideas to emerge is welcome.”
Fearlessness: “I’m not as much confident as I am fearless. I have a lot of doubt and a lot of insecurity when I go into a given situation. But I don’t let it stop me. It took a long time to find that.”
His work can be found R2 (Rex Ray) Studio, Facebook and Instagram.
Images: Courtesy of Rex Ray Studio.
Admiring this series of geometric poster designs with the minimal colors of red, blue, yellow, black and white. They are the creations of Persyk Design a team of graphic designers and illustrators working under the founder and art director, Ana Dulhiiér. The Ukraine-based studio designs illustration and graphics for packaging, printed promotions, book covers and posters.
More of their work can be viewed on their website, Facebook, Behance and Dribble.
Images: Courtesy of Persyk Design.
Joey Guidone is “a fan of simplicity” as evidence in his work shown above. He currently lives and works at the foot of the Italian Alps. The natural born artist studied illustration at the Institute Europe di Design of Turin and Mimaster in Milan. His clients include but are not limited to Vanity Fair Italy, The Boston Globe, Oprah Magazine, and The Wall Street Journal. On the Adobe blog he says this about his inspiration:
“The first stage of my process is getting inspired. I think there are infinite ways to find inspiration. Sometimes you struggle all day, sometimes it just pops up listening to a random song on the radio. When I find something useful for my project, I do thumb roughs on paper. I have a sketchbook where I collect ideas and that’s another source of inspiration. I also like to see how other artists have dealt with a similar topic.“
The artist can be followed on his website, Behance, Facebook and Instagram.
Images: Courtesy of Joey Guidone.